Cave Wall VD
[Cave Wall, 4 kb]In common with the other VDiff routes on the Introductory rocks, this has become VERY polished, so may not be the best place to start a beginner at this grade!
22nd SAS Climbing Group Hereford

Photo: Cave Wall © Steve Mcc

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 179 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Chownsy - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/14 with Dan Bow

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/14

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/14

sam_craddock - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14

ColPerkins - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Rae Booyens

MarkyGee - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with George Waddell

How easy - Lead - 12/Jul/14

Exposed, very polished route
Jamesmurphy448 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/14 with Catherine Quick, Joe Fraser

goforgeek - Lead - 08/Jun/14

hannah4556 - Lead - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Wet day
mattprince - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/14 with Nathan Reardon

helen.baldwin - 2nd O/S - Mar/14

alan moore - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/13

mud + polish = fun (seconded due to injury)
Faz86 - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

edjenkins - Lead - 28/Sep/13

pad-rat - Lead - 19/Aug/13 with andrew

DARREN HICKS - TR β - 10/Aug/13 with Graham 'Chips' Flisher

hannah4556 - TR O/S - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - TR RP - 28/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/13

wilsers - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with James Wilson

James Wilson - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Andy Wilson

this climb is handy for vain people in that you can stop and admire your reflection in the polish as you go
colinkeb - 2nd - 24/Jun/13 with john presley

Polished too buggery.
johnnyhobo - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Colin Baker

66fran - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with Dan Watts

dry day. sunny throughout. although covered by the trees. difficult section near the bottom. rock is limestone and well polished. Was the most difficult rock type to climb thus far and try and lead. However once over the difficult hurdle, i shot to the top.
mikeyn48 - Lead O/S - 27/May/13

Tom92 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Bearded Dove - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

SteveJB - Lead O/S - 03/May/13 with john_p_mulcahy

john_p_mulcahy - 2nd O/S - 03/May/13 with Steve

simoncov - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Etta

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/13

Anthonybevis - 2nd - 10/Apr/13 with James

The polish made this more difficult for certain. Coupled with the cold it was reasonably challenging consider the level I normally climb at. Too much for Jembolina cold hands she couldn't trust and feet that she couldn't trust on the glassy rock.
puppythedog - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Jembolina

trigger118 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Ian Gunn

danwatts02 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

dave4430 - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12

sianabanana - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Merten

Zerocks - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Sian

Would have been easy for the grade if it wasn't so incredibly polished!
jennym32 - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Mark Bown

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Sophie C

johnny-adams13 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/12

susan mc donald - Lead - 29/Jun/12

V polished at start.
nikinko - 2nd - 02/Jun/12 with Dave Cunningham

AlexMc - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Laurie Hawkins

Hidden - TR - 30/May/12

JamesColeman - Solo O/S - May/12

Roget - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/12

Polished like glass at the bottom, and dirty near the top. Not a pleasant climb.
wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Mike

Mayaculpa - Lead - 01/Apr/12 with wurzelinzummerset

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Malpractise - 28/Mar/12 with Mick Barraclough

madasabloke - Lead - 28/Feb/12

mountainpunk - Lead - 21/Jan/12 with Tommy

tommylongfellow - 2nd - 21/Jan/12 with mountainpunk

Relatively straightforward, the step to the left to get round the bulge was made interesting by the polish!
The Norris - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12 with Gem

Hidden - Lead - 2012

pad-rat - 2012

djking1983 - TR O/S - 15/Nov/11 with Steve Knaggs

Voltemands - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Lucy Smith

rjshade - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Kai-ting Chuang, Gabriel Rosser

nathan2day - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Martin Wilson, Ananta

Could this be the ultimate in polished routes. Agree with the description, not one for beginners. In its prime it would have been a great VD but with all that polished I think it should get HVD just to give people a bit of a warning.
matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Nicola Thomas

sam coward - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Helen

Claire S-J - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Hazel and Emma

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/11

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 08/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

combatrock - 2nd - 2011

jack1996 - TR O/S - 2011

Hidden - 28/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10

webbe01 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Becky Taylor

-restless- - Lead - 01/Sep/10 with Ed Webb

brenzy83 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with ed webb

SamStokes - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Ed Webb

webbe01 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Brennen Page

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/10

Very good climb took a while to find it at first we walked right past it. Beware some loose looking hand holds towards the top.
Birdmanuk - 2nd β - 07/Aug/10

Lead seconded by Ben Morris
joeofseph - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10

aged_ape - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/10

FrJ - Lead - 19/Jul/10 with Tim Hunting

MGrock - Lead - 12/Jul/10

Interesting move to gain the crack - big step up on highly polished rock - aside from that - a reasonable climb
chriswitts1 - Lead O/S - 10/May/10 with Jon Smith

Kermi - TR O/S - 25/Apr/10

rrrock! - Lead - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Apr/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Mar/10

jack243 - 2nd - 06/Mar/10 with Mark H

Mark Hatton - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Lorna Watson, Paul

Bobbyonrock - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Sparkles

Hidden - Lead - 20/Feb/10

extremely polished, easy moves made hard, not fun at all. 2nded Rachel, JS dnf
Matthew Edwards - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with John Silvester, Rachel Pritchard

Nicky Hill - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2010

hairy51 - Lead O/S - 2010

ml_si - Lead - 2010 with smithy

Polished and awkward start. Move to get out of the cave a little tricky.
GC - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with Sarah Wintle

Polished!
swintle - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with Guy Collis

Blackgoby - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/09 with Tracey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09

chadrads - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with sean veal

sean72 - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Chadrads

interesting move from cave onto arrete
wilf - Lead - 17/Jun/09 with nick f

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

joe_lancs - Lead rpt - 26/May/09

Richard - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Carrie

Very polished at start and awkward moves out of the cave puts you off balance. Climb eases but still polished.
Steve Mcc - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Ben Allen

TomWebber - Lead - 22/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/09

Ashrich09 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - TR - 31/Mar/09

joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jan/09

summo - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

kim.mulji - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Jayne

Dassie - TR β - 01/Jul/08 with Joanne

Polished. No problems.
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - Solo - 28/Jun/08 with Phil Maher

maherp - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Chris Homewood

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Mike Healey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/08

roberts1234567890 - Lead - 17/Apr/08

My first climb at SY
Dassie - TR dog - 05/Apr/08 with Mark

Dassie - TR β - 05/Apr/08 with Carl

Dassie - TR β - 2008 with Self belay with shunt

TP - 2008

Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - Lead β - 09/Dec/07 with Mike Porter

Good lead by Chris here
AWR27 - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Chris + Pete

Suz123 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Lauren

the rec - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Sarah

Ian Archer - TR - 28/May/07 with Jodie Munks

cas54321 - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd RP - 31/Mar/07

davenev - Lead O/S - Oct/06

Good climb no real problems plenty of protection
sharky91 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06 with SPA Training

rrrock! - Lead - Aug/06

cas54321 - Lead - 06/May/06 with Rob

popov86 - Lead - 14/Apr/06

greenmonkey - Lead - 2006

Phil PBC - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/05

joeym - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/05

deano - AltLd - 14/Apr/05 with Byron Liles

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Nov/04

Ffej - TR - 28/Sep/02

steev - 2002

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/00

guy xavier percival - Solo - 12/Sep/99

Nigel Coe - Solo - 28/Mar/99

Laramadness - Solo - 05/Jul/98

Steve Mcc - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/98 with Ben Booth

Hidden - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/93

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/89

Hidden - TR - 01/Sep/82

Ian Clare - 1982

school trip
JamieAyres - TR O/S - May/80

John Marsland - 2nd - 1979 with Peter Bone

bish2t - 2nd O/S - 1979 with Dad

Nigel Bond - Lead - 22/Sep/74 with Donald Workman, Pete Dainty

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Richelle, Clement@Climber

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